Illamasqua has a new, limited edition collection of rubber-finish nail polishes out for Fall 2012. Unlike the deep, vampy colors of the original rubber finish polishes, these new shades are bright and vibrant. The color I have to review is called Optimist, and it's a sunny yellow-orange.
Illamasqua Optimist. This is a strongly yellow-toned light orange with a semi-matte finish. It's not a chalky, completely matte finish. It has a bit of sheen to it and really does resemble rubber. This shade is a little smoother than the originals, which had a tiny bit of a grainy texture when fully dried. This does dry darker than bottle color.
The formula on this wasn't perfect. The texture was smooth and thick, but it had a tendency to show brushstrokes and ridges as the coats dried. I needed three coats to even it out. If possible, try to use as few strokes as you can to apply each coat and let the coats dry in between. Dry time was longer than average.
The new Rubber Mattes come in six limited-edition shades: Nurture (candy apple green), Optimist (warm yellow), Aorta (scarlet red), Devotee (candy pink), Serenity (bright turquoise) and Prosperity (rich purple).
These are currently a Sephora online exclusive. Each polish retails for $14.
(This was sent for review.)
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Posted by Scrangie at 10:47 AM